Nike's Air Rift was designed back in 1995 to meet the needs of the Kenyan running team, but that didn't stop the bizarre shoe from enjoying popularity among sneakerheads thanks to its unorthodox design. 20 years later, the split-toe shoe has been re-worked by Brazilian fashion designer Pedro Lourenço.
Lourenço, inspired by the Brazilian tradition of wearing white for New Year’s eve celebrations, dresses the sneaker in a virginal all-white upper. The shoe's synthetic leather upper has been given a glossy enamel coating, too.
The NikeLab Air Rift x Pedro Lourenço is now available exclusively at Cartel 011 in São Paulo and Nike Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro.
For further reading, check out the campaign for Pedro Lourenço's previous Nike project, starring none other than Karlie Kloss.